Seed Production Pathology and Seed Health Fellowship

Plant pathology has become increasingly important to the domestic and international seed trade, contributing to improved seed quality, the productivity of seed crops and the lessening of economic risks and losses from field-borne and seed-borne pathogens.  Accomplishing this requires the cooperative efforts of public scientists, seed company personnel, and seed growers in developing practical solutions for the control of diseases of continuing concern, and in meeting the challenges of diseases that will undoubtedly arise in the future.

Award requirements

Funds will be awarded graduate students studying plant pathology at WSU Mount Vernon, interested in applying current and emerging technologies to further improve vegetable seed health, quality and seed crop productivity. Preference shall go to students interested in vegetable seed production and seed health.